To soften hard towels, add baking soda to the regular amount of laundry detergent used to wash the towels, pour 1 cup of vinegar into the wash, and dry the towels in the dryer with clean tennis balls or a dryer ball. The process takes a couple of hours.Continue Reading
Measure the normal amount of laundry detergent needed to wash the load of towels, and add 1/2 cup baking soda to the laundry detergent. Start the washing machine, and let the detergent and baking soda dissolve in the water before adding the towels.
Vinegar removes chemicals and hard water from the towels and softens the fibers. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the wash with the laundry detergent and baking soda, and then add the towels when the blades begin to rotate.
Place a few new tennis balls in the dryer with the wet towels. Alternatively, you may purchase a dryer ball from the grocery store. The balls bounce around in the dryer and fluff the towels as they tumble through the drying cycle. Remove the towels from the dryer, and shake them before folding them to fluff them up even more.
Mix baking soda with water in a ratio of 3 tablespoons to 1 cup and use to scrub the greasy surface. Baking soda is one of the most effective substances to remove grease because it is alkaline. It is also gentle on your skin.Full Answer >
To eliminate the mildew smell, wash the offending towels in the hottest water that is safe for the fabric, using two tablespoons of baking soda in both the wash and rinse cycle. A second, water-only rinse cycle, after the baking soda rinse, removes any remaining residue.Full Answer >
One formula for homemade glass cleaner is 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. When placed in a new spray bottle and mixed, this formula is as effective as commercial glass cleaner. Consumers should always label homemade cleaners to prevent confusing the bottles.Full Answer >
Mix 1 gallon water, 1 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to create a mildew remover for patio furniture, painted outdoor surfaces and picnic tables. Create a mixture of 1 gallon water and 2 tablespoons ammonia to remove mildew from wicker furniture. Rinse and towel dry.Full Answer >